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Fugitive Stories at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Fugitive Stories at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling at Kickstand Cafe in Arlington. We bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? Sign up Kickstand or fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a four- to five-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

May Theme: “MOTHER KNOWS BEST”
How many times has your mother saved you from distress, pain, embarrassment, or failure (or caused any of the above)? Can you remember a time when you wished you had listened to your mother, or which you hadn't? Now that you are a parent, do you find yourself “being” your mother? With Mother's Day just a week away, perhaps one of our stories will spark a loving memory. 

Featured Tellers

Rachel Gans-Boriskin
Rachel is a Senior Lecturer in Communications at Simmons College where she teaches storytelling, journalism, health communication, and media studies. A political junkie, she blogs at politicsinpink.com waxing eloquent, and at times angry, about feminism, politics, and popular culture.  She lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, two cats, two lizards, and numerous dust bunnies.

Robin Golinski
Robin is an award-winning storyteller who has hosted monthly story slams in Boston and is the founder of Boston Comedy Chicks. By day she trains and coaches business executives on communicating effectively and dynamically with The Speech Improvement Company in Framingham. Robin is on a top secret assignment to create and mold responsible and productive human beings, hereinafter called by their code name — children. Headquarters has chosen her because of her varied skills and abilities. Occasionally HQ will test her with emotional outbursts and catastrophes. Her job is to stay calm and carry on. Her main weapon — humor. Her reward — the empty nest!

Mark Modrall
Mark is a computer programmer from Littleton.  He started telling stories in public about six years ago when he ran out of relatives who hadn't heard that one before. He's won several story slams at the Moth and Massmouth, and he's been a featured speaker at WGBH's “Stories From the Stage.” And he counts himself blessed that he's occasionally invited to speak with much better tellers at great venues, like Fugitive Productions.

$10/online • $12/door
Order your online tickets here.
Doors open at 7pm. Storytelling starts at 7:30pm.

The cafe will be serving before the event and during the break.
Learn more about Kickstand Cafe.

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Arlington or another location? Fill out our form here.

Watch Fugitive Stories online

Introductory Fugitive Stories Video
Fugitive Stories YouTube Channel
Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things, February 2017. Watch the full hour-and-a quarter-long event, or fast forward to the stories that interest you.

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The Big Little Band
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Big Little Band

Blues, Swing, Rockabilly, Tons of Cool Obscure Hits . . . and the occasional Tango!

The Big Little Band plays slick, colorful tunes with a big, fat sound from their usually unusual repertoire of re-imagined standards from the Golden Grooveyard, B-sides. . . tunes with stories from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again. All in all — indescribably delicious!

The Biggies are: Jason Eisenberg (guitar/vox), Emilie Faucher (vox/percussion), Al Garay (bass), Jon Golden (drums), Jeff Box (harmonicas/vox/percussion). Plus Special Guests (to be announced).

"The Big Little Band makes my existence bearable!"
— David Amram (composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and author)

Doors open at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door

Order your tickets now.
Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

DINING OFFER:  True West offers 15% off food in the Brewery before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

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Boston Comedy Night
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Comedy Night

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door
Purchase your tickets online.

Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

Spring 2018 Comedy Series
•  Friday, March 23
•  Friday, April 20
•  Friday, May 25
•  Friday, June 22

Boston Comedy Night returns to West Acton Villageworks. The curator and host of our series is WES HAZARD — named one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by Boston Globe Magazine and 2017 winner of a New England Emmy Award. Each night, he brings some of the best and brightest comics working the New England circuit. The resumés of the comics we’ve presented to date are impressive. They have appeared on Comedy Central, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out, and several local television stations. They have performed in countless comedy festivals, both regional and further afield, have hosted many regional events, and have appeared in a number of feature films. We are so pleased to be bringing Wes and his gang back to the 'burbs for another season.

TONIGHT'S COMICS

Wes Hazard (our host)
A New England native, Wes Hazard was named as one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by The Boston Globe Magazine. A writer and storyteller as well as comedian, Wes brings wit, energy, and honesty to the stage, qualities that have made him a regular performer in Boston venues as well as at The Boston Comedy Festival and The Women in Comedy Festival. Wes is a multiple-time winner on The Moth StorySLAM stage and he’s appeared as a guest on the “Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!” podcast — based on the critically acclaimed IFC television show with Scott Aukerman & Paul F. Tompkins. His debut book Questions For Terrible People was released in 2016 and named a Barnes & Noble humor pick. He also co-hosts WGBH/World Channel’s new TV series, “Stories from the Stage.”

We'll be posting the line-up in the first week of June. In addition to Wes, as always, he'll be bringing three additional great Boston-based comics.

DINING OFFER: True West offers 15% off food in the Brewery before the show for advance ticket holders. Just show your server a digital or printed receipt.

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HighCamp in Maynard
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

HighCamp in Maynard

80’s New Wave, Funk, Punk, Reggae, and Pop

Come on down to the Maynard Country Club for a delightfully exhaustive night of dancing (or just gleeful viewing) of this tight 80’s band. It's a seamless ride, from beginning to end.

HighCamp plays a seductive party mix of retro and modern big-beat dance tunes anchored in 80's new wave and punctuated with splashes of funk, punk, reggae, and pop. Bring your happy feet onto the dance floor as they crank three non-stop sets of musical mayhem, including many of the era's greatest hits by the B52's, Cyndi Lauper, Bowie, Madonna, The Clash, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Billy Idol, Blondie, and more!

Doors open 7:30 pm
$12/online • $15 door
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Light snacks provided. Full cash bar.
Plenty of on-site parking.

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